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But I Don’t Have To Like It “And perhaps that might be the way to write — to open the page and to let the stories crawl in by themselves.” John Steinbeck Every house has its own personality, like husbands and dogs. Some are vivacious and alive, others solemn and quiet or deceptively charming. One […]

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Who’s most qualified to speak on my behalf? “When I’m hungry, I eat. When I’m thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it.” Madonna You’ve landed on the right essay. Read on… See, I have no idea how to accurately explain the recent conundrum I found myself in because it’s complicated. […]

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And The Sky Is Gray… Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. Warren Buffett Today I went for a walk along the creek trail and purposely narrowed my vision on the trees. I revere trees. It feels as if they know me, whispering in the breeze, […]

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If You Make The Time “You don’t choose a life. You live one.” Emilio Estevez Starting an essay about walking the Camino de Santiago is as daunting as entering into marriage, slipping on a ring or a backpack, finding your way with little or no experience, depending on uniquely positioned markers to silently lead one […]

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When I allow the past to dictate the future, it’s as if I’m a fish swimming upstream, battling the current, overwhelmed by my own anxiety. I have this uneasy feeling in the pit of my stomach, as Julia Gregson describes, like when you’re swimming, and you want to put your feet down on something solid, […]

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What’s new? Life is a mystery, like one of those ridiculous Rubik cubes, and no matter how many times I repeat the ingrained patterns, it remains unsolvable. Regardless, I still plan on monopolizing every damn clue I discover along the way. This is why I write. I’m trying to solve the mystery as it unfolds […]

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It might be your center! Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave that was so dreaded has become the center.” ~ Joseph Campbell Technology can be a bugger. The […]

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Plastered On The Refrigerator Door… I’ve been thinking about refrigerators lately, maybe because it’s hot outside, and they’re sort of “cool.” As a writer, I believe you can tell a lot about a person by what they post on the outside of their refrigerator. I’m serious. There are actual studies done on what serial killers […]